Craig S Phillips

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A focused history and thorough physical examination, combined with a working knowledge of the normal vascular anatomy, can help identify most vascular abnormalities of the upper extremity. Technologic improvements now allow accurate diagnosis by noninvasive methods. Most abnormalities can be categorized into one of five major diagnostic groups: traumatic,(More)
PURPOSE Coronoid injuries are classified according to the size of the coronoid fracture. The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed anatomic description of the coronoid process, with specific focus on the coronoid height, the coronoid width, and the olecranon-coronoid angle. METHODS Thirty-five cadaveric arms were dissected. All soft tissue was(More)
The anatomy of the palmar aponeurosis pulley has been well described, but its biomechanical function is not as well characterized. This study describes the functional importance of the palmar aponeurosis pulley by using efficiency parameters. We obtained data by generating load, excursion, and work efficiencies in the intact pulley system and compared these(More)
Pulley reconstruction remains a challenging intellectual and technical exercise. When performed correctly, however, it can be a gratifying procedure that provides much improved function of the digit. As described in this article, there are many different techniques by which the pulley can be reconstructed. Each of these techniques has distinct advantages(More)
STUDY DESIGN The study defines the occipitocervical neutral position using cervical radiographs from 30 subjects. OBJECTIVE To identify reproducible radiographic measures of the occipitocervical neutral position that can be used during surgery to optimize fusion position. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA When performing rigid internal fixation of the occiput(More)
Many reports have been devoted to characterizing the significance of the pulleys for the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP). However, no comparable work has been published on the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS). This study characterized the FDS in a human cadaver model. Eleven fresh-frozen cadaver hands were used. By using a tensiometer, data were(More)
Twenty-six fresh-frozen cadaver hands (78 tendons) underwent sharp zone II profundus tendon transection and repair with Bunnell, Kessler, Kessler with circumferential epitenon, or epitenon-alone sutures. Suture assignment was randomized, and core sutures were placed either palmarly or dorsally (also randomized) within the flexor tendon. Ten trials of each(More)
Clinical outcomes following flexor tendon repair have made significant improvements in the last 50 years. In that time standard treatment has evolved from secondary grafting to primary repair with postoperative rehabilitation protocols. Unfortunately, excellent results are not yet attained universally following treatment. Improving understanding of tendon(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantify the effects of forearm rotation on radial inclination, radial height and palmar tilt. Seventeen arms, nine cadaveric and eight volunteer, were examined using a radiolucent device that allowed for the controlled rotation of each arm. Lateral and posterior-anterior X-rays were taken at 5 degrees(More)
Anatomy texts describe the flexor synovial sheath of the little finger as extending proximally into the palm to join with the ulnar bursa in 80% of cases. Based on this, one would expect frequent extension of little finger flexor synovial sheath infections into the forearm. Methylene blue injection followed by open tenogram was used to define the anatomy of(More)